Derek Moss Funeral Directors, Houghton

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Houghton Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 9 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Houghton funeral home

Derek Moss Funeral Directors in Houghton-le-Spring is honoured to support the local community by providing caring funeral services. We understand that it can be difficult to lose a loved one, and we want you to know that we are here to support you at every step.

Our funeral home has been refurbished to allow us to conduct funeral services of the highest standard. It is equipped with modern facilities, and designed with your comfort in mind. We have three chapels of rest, where you are welcome to spend time with your loved one before their funeral.

Whenever you need our assistance, we are never more than a phone call away. You can reach us 24 hours a day by calling 0191 512 0927. Please get in touch if you need any advice, guidance or support.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,083 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,083 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,083 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,083 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

104 Newbottle Street
Houghton Le Spring DH4 4AJ
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on the third exit off Newbottle Street on the A182 roundabout.

There is parking adjacent to the chapel.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 0191 512 0927

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

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Rating 5.0
based on 9 reviews
Rating 5.0
I was very pleased with the service provided by your staff, who dealt with my fathers funeral arrangements.
Response from Derek Moss Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Derek Moss Funeral Directors. It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch.
Rating 5.0
A truly professional service by all the staff giving support and guidance throughout.
Made a very difficult and sad time so much easier
Response from Derek Moss Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
I am grateful and thankful for the fantastic service and care provided by Neil and Derek Moss in general.

They also have gone above and beyond with the thoughtful after care, post funeral.

I would wholeheartedly recommend them to all.

Thank you.

E Gray.
Response from Derek Moss Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
We contacted Margaret at Derek Moss funeral services within an hour of my wife passing away and everything was put into overdrive.within an hour she turned up and took over everything,we cannot thank them enough for their compassion during this awful time even after the funeral she has kept in touch making sure we are all ok once again a very big thanks to the staff at Derek Moss and especially to Margaret Purdy for everything
Response from Derek Moss Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
I would highly recommend Derek Moss Funeral Directors as I received excellent personal service and customer care throughout the whole process. Everything was clearly explained in a caring and compassionate manner and all requests were carried out professionally with a very courteous and respectful attitude.
Response from Derek Moss Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Amazing- compassionate and extremely professional. Definitely made a difficult time so much easy for all the family. Supported all decision making sensitively and without rushing
Would definitely recommend
Response from Derek Moss Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by Derek moss, in particular Stuart was second to none. The company were caring from start to finish and again with Stuart he was there to comfort my family following the loss of my father at any time we needed. A caring company with excellent customer care who can not be faulted.
Response from Derek Moss Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that our team provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Pam was a really nice lady very helpful. Steve was really helpful and very thorough at the service I was given. I couldn’t fault either of them and would highly recommend them.
Response from Derek Moss Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service throughout. From first contact to funeral friendly and couteous staff.
Response from Derek Moss Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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